LGBT Protests in London at Commonwealth Meeting Calling for Decriminalization

Global human rights activists and LGBT community in London launched a robust protest today at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, urging Commonwealth leaders to scrap anti-LGBT laws. Commonwealth leaders were blasted for refusing to discuss the persecution of at least 100 million LGBT people who live in Commonwealth countries where being gay is a crime. Protestors … More LGBT Protests in London at Commonwealth Meeting Calling for Decriminalization

Rally for LGBT Targets Commonwealth Games urging Britain to speak out against Homophobia

Posted by Melanie Nathan, July 14, 2014. When it was the colonial power in the nineteenth century, Britain imposed most of the existing anti-gay laws on its Colonies.  Homosexuality was not illegal in these countries prior to British colonization. A rally will take place this week, against anti-LGBT persecution in the Commonwealth, with activists urging … More Rally for LGBT Targets Commonwealth Games urging Britain to speak out against Homophobia

Commonwealth Secretary-General on Protection of Dignity for Gays

AS critical to promoting equitable, peaceful and prosperous societies in which we all wish to live: “The people of the Commonwealth are committed to equality and human rights for all…” By Melanie Nathan, 30 January 2014. In the wake of the rising terror now facing LGBT people in Commonwealth countries, where old draconian penal codes … More Commonwealth Secretary-General on Protection of Dignity for Gays

House of Lords calls for decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth because of higher HIV rates

See the  must watch Video – Criminalization of Homosexuality Kills – The link is made between increase in HIV/ AIDS in countries that criminalize homosexuality – Homophobia causes higher HIV/AIDS rates. By Melanie Nathan, March 14, 2o13. Yesterday Conservative Peer Lord Black of Brentwood,  led a debate on Criminalization of Homosexuality and how it has caused … More House of Lords calls for decriminalization of homosexuality in Commonwealth because of higher HIV rates

If Queen Elizabeth really wants to make history tomorrow…

She should consider a real 21st Century Commonwealth Magna Carta By Cathy Kristofferson, March 09, 2013. March 10 update:  No history will be made.  The Queen will not attend the ceremony.  The Palace released the following:  ‘The Queen will regrettably no longer attend the Commonwealth Observance at Westminster Abbey today as she continues to recover … More If Queen Elizabeth really wants to make history tomorrow…

The Queen will make implicit reference to gay rights in new pledge to end discrimination for Commonwealth

Lest we forget that it was indeed the Colonialists and the Magna Carta that brought anti-homosexuality laws to Africa in the first place. By Melanie Nathan, March 09, 2013. According to the Daily Mail, The Queen of England “fights for gay rights: Monarch makes historic pledge on discrimination and hints that if Kate DOES have … More The Queen will make implicit reference to gay rights in new pledge to end discrimination for Commonwealth

Commonwealth Secretary General Condemns Homophobia

Speech at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva By Melanie Nathan, 02/29/2012 The Human Rights Council in Geneva  has heard it from Kamalesh Sharma, the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations who  reiterated this week that homophobia is incompatible with Commonwealth values. This sends a signal from the top that persecution based on sexuality … More Commonwealth Secretary General Condemns Homophobia